Let the fun begin! Flea markets and antique shows across the country are opening up, especially those held outdoors. Remember to wear good walking shoes, wear a hat against the sun, put on sunscreen, bring an umbrella just-in-case, and pack water and snacks. A good rule of thumb is to bring cash. It’s better for bargaining and you never know when WiFi for credit cards may fail. Better safe than sorry: Check websites before making plans to make sure the markets are not cancelled or postponed.
Brimfield Antique Flea Market, Brimfield, Massachusetts
May 11-16, July 13-18, September 7-12, 2021
6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lots of walking! 5,000 dealers stretched over 21 fields along one mile of Route 20 in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Believed to be the largest and oldest outdoor antiques shows in the country. Various fields may be themed to antiques and collectible categories, such as pottery, or rustic furniture.
Burton Antiques Market
Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 N Cheshire St, Burton, Ohio
June 12 and Sept. 25, 2021
Early Buyer Admission, $25, 8 to 10 a.m.
General Admission, $10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
General Admission, $5, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Features more than 400 of America’s leading dealers displaying antiques and vintage collectibles, displayed both outdoors in a large field, and some inside nearby barns.
Long Beach Antique Market
Veterans Stadium, Long Beach, California
April 18; May 16; May 30; June 20; July 18; Aug. 15; and Sept. 19, 2021
Early admission from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., $12; 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $8; children under 12, free
The Long Beach Antique Market calls itself “The Flea Market with Style.” More than 800 sellers with antiques, collectibles and everything chic, cheap, unique and vintage, all at bargain prices. Find collectibles, home decor, jewelry, furniture, vintage clothing and more. The sale is spread out over 20 acres at the Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. No pets allowed.
Texas Antique Weekend
March 18-April 4, 2021
Oct. 14-31, 2021
Vintage collectibles, jewelry, apparel, home decor, furniture, architectural and industrial salvage, antiques and more. Antique Weekend attracts thousands of dealers. Located on a road between Austin and Houston, the event is known as Round Top Antiques Week. Shows are held in a half-dozen communities near the midpoint between Houston and Austin, Texas. The largest hubs of activity center in-and-around the rural communities of Warrenton, Round Top, Shelby, Carmine, Fayetteville, Oldenburg and Rutersville. The nearby cities are La Grange, Giddings, Columbus, Brenham, and Smithville.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
April 11, 2021
VIP ticket from 5 a.m.-8:30 a.m. is $20. Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult.
This flea market in Pasadena, Calif., has more than 2,500 vendors and 20,000 buyers every month. The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the most famous markets in the world. $10 per person walk up, no credit cards, cash only, exact change only. (Because of Covid 19 mandates).
127 Corridor Sale, Michigan to Alabama
Aug. 5-8, 2021
Starts 5 miles north of Addison, Michigan, and ends at Gadsden, Alabama
Stretches from Michigan to Alabama, this giant flea market spans nearly 700 miles along the Highway 127 corridor, beginning in Addison, Michigan and ending in Gadsden, Alabama. The website is not updated with 2021 information, so please check before you plan a trip.
First Monday Trade Days, Canton, Texas
800 Flea Market Road, Canton, Texas
April 1-4, 2021
Free admission and multiple parking options available for $5 to $10
More than 6,000 vendors from around the world.
Rogers Flea Market
45625 Old State Rte 154, Rogers, Ohio
Friday Flea Market, year-round
Select Saturday Markets, generally the first Saturday of the month, April through October
Rogers Community Auction and Flea Market is on 250 total acres, with more than 1,600 vendor spaces and can host up to 50,000 visitors. It’s the largest open-air market in Ohio—and the tri-state area. Established in 1955, Rogers is between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Scott Antique Market Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
April 8-11; May 6-9; June 10-13; July 8-11; Aug. 12-15; Sept. 9-12; Oct. 7-10; Nov. 11-14; Dec. 9-12, 2021
Georgia Expo Center
3650 Jonesboro Rd SE, Atlanta
$5 Admission Per Person, Free Parking
More than 3,300 booths and merchants in two large warehouses by the airport at the Atlanta Expo the second weekend of each month. Antiques ranging from the affordable to the high-end. Some resale boutiques of uniquely sourced new goods.
Scott Antique Market, Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 27-28; Dec. 18-19, 2021
Ohio Expo Center
$5 Parking, Free Admission
Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market Extravaganza, Springfield, Ohio
4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
April 17-18; May 14-16 (Extravaganza); June 19-20; Aug. 21-22; Sept. 17-19 (Extravaganza); Oct. 16-17; Nov. 20-21, 2021
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m./Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Extravaganzas- Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m./Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mile High Flea Market, Henderson, Colorado
7007 East 88th Ave., Henderson, Colorado
Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mile High Flea Market is the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest year-round, open-air shopping and entertainment destination. The 80-acre market has more than 3,000 outdoor vendors.
Shawano Wisconsin Flea Market
Shawano County Fairgrounds, 990 E Green Bay Street, Shawano, Wisconsin
Sundays starting April 11 through Oct. 17, 2021, except on Labor Day Weekend
Special Two-Day Holiday Markets (Saturday and Sunday): Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-30; 4th of July Weekend, July 3-4, 2021
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. / $2. No dogs allowed.
Shawano features more than 150 vendors. Antiques, household, crafts, food and much more.
Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Lane, Fredericksburg, Texas
Held every month
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 350 vendors filling seven barns with antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more.
What Cheer Flea Market
Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 13061 170th St., What Cheer, Iowa
April 30 – May 2; Aug. 6 – 8; Oct. 1 – 3, 2021
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday admission, $5; Friday admission, $3; Sunday admission, free
The three-times-a year What Cheer Flea Market is listed as one of the 11 “don’t miss flea markets” in the Midwest. It offers a variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture, midcentury modern, shabby chic, vintage jewelry, clothing, toys, advertising, glassware, postcards, baseball cards, comics, stamps, coins, military memorabilia, tools, primitives and much more.
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